Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 (15″) - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 8000GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 See photo
RAM
up to 16GB
OS
Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro
Dimensions
357.6 x 237.9 x 20.9 mm (14.08" x 9.37" x 0.82")
Weight
1.80 kg (4 lbs)
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Power Delivery (PD)
  • HDMI 1.4b
  • Card reader MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm combo
  • 802.11ax
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard optional
  • Microphone Dual-Array Microphone
  • Speakers 2x 2W, Dolby Audio
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

All Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 (15″) configurations

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Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

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Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

$4.97
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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

THealth-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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CPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 (15") series.

GPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 (15") series.

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 (15″) in-depth review

Often times, 15-inch 2-in-1 laptops are not really practical. They are heavy, difficult to handle, and just too spacious. However, they have one big advantage - a big touchscreen. So, if you need the touchscreen capability, and you want to work with a dedicated Pen, this would be a decent option, right? Well, this should be the case with the Ideapad Flex 5 (15). It not only has a lot of screen real estate, but it comes with an optional Lenovo Digital Pen inside of the box. Additionally, it c[...]

Read the full review

Pros

  • Makes great use of the Wacom drivers and its optional Digital Pen
  • Decent performance and battery life
  • 4K IPS display option
  • Doesn't use PWM for any brightness level (AUO B156HAN02.5)
  • Supports PCIe x4 SSDs, WiFi 6 standards, and SD cards

Cons

  • Lacks a Thunderbolt connector
  • No RAM upgradability post-purchase
  • 50% sRGB coverage (AUO B156HAN02.5)
  • Poor color accuracy (AUO B156HAN02.5)
  • Its base is a bit twisty

Inside Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5 (14) - disassembly and upgrade options

 

Games you can play on this laptop series

Rise of the Tomb Raider
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
For Honor
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
78 fps
46 fps
25 fps
X
115 fps
82 fps
55 fps
43 fps
95 fps
55 fps
24 fps
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
67 fps
38 fps
X
143 fps
115 fps
91 fps
67 fps
43 fps
24 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
81 fps
87 fps
37 fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
60 fps
108 fps
108 fps
57 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
144+ fps
24 fps
X
144+ fps
65 fps
30 fps
142 fps
23 fps
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
143 fps
114 fps
91 fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
96 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
31 fps
22 fps
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Fortnite
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Minecraft
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
144+ fps
36 fps
144+ fps
42 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Darksiders Genesis
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
62 fps
31 fps
26 fps
25 fps
24 fps
-
-
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Halo: Reach
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
35 fps
31 fps
28 fps
37 fps
35 fps
32 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Metro Exodus
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Borderlands 3
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Team Fortress 2
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
99 fps
30 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Gears 5
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2020
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 21
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
The Witcher 3
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Need For Speed Heat
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Battlefield 5
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
ARK: Survival Evolved
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Total War: THREE KINGDOMS
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Warframe
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
67 fps
43 fps
34 fps
29 fps
31 fps
21 fps
-
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Apex Legends
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM Eternal
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry New Dawn
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 20
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
47 fps
28 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

 

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